The cornerback (CB) position is one you can absolutely wait on in IDP drafts; unless you really have to have a “stud” that sits atop the ADP ranks. There’s just way too much inconsistency that you’re better off streaming CBs throughout the season, but this only works if you’re in a standard size league (14 teams max.) Otherwise you’ll be left with CBs who probably don’t see the field. So you have to strike a balance, but in no way should you reach for a CB in drafts. Stand your ground. The Richard Shermans and Darrelle Revises are the ones you don’t want to target — opportunity doesn’t float their way often and more times than not you’ll end up with a dud on game day.
Jason McCourty stays atop the CB ranks for me because he’s as consistent as they come and doesn’t get the respect he deserves on draft day. Year in and year out he puts up top 10 numbers, sometimes top five, but gets drafted around the CB15-CB20 range and sometimes goes unnoticed in DB (CB/S) leagues. Don’t be that guy. Prince Amukamara can mirror McCourty at the top but just can’t stay healthy. He remains in the top three though. Kyle Fuller is well on his way (prior to his hand injury) he was looking like “Peanut 2.0,” creating fumbles and racking up tackles, arguably the CB1 in dynasty formats.
(Oh and go after Desmond Trufant — you’ll thank me later.)
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